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Article 17 Philippine Constitution 1987: Amendments or Revisions

Article 17 Philippine Constitution 1987

Article 17 of the Philippine Constitution 1987 is about Amendments or Revisions. It has 4 sections.

Article 17 Section 1 Philippine Constitution

Any amendment to, or revision of, this Constitution may be proposed by:

(1) The Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its Members; or

(2) A constitutional convention.

See also: Article 16 Philippine Constitution

Article 17 Section 2 Philippine Constitution

Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein. No amendment under this section shall be authorized within five years following the ratification of this Constitution nor oftener than once every five years thereafter.

See also  Article 6 Philippine Constitution 1987: The Legislative Department

The Congress shall provide for the implementation of the exercise of this right.

Article 17 Section 3 Philippine Constitution

The Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of all its Members, call a constitutional convention, or by a majority vote of all its Members, submit to the electorate the question of calling such a convention.

Article 17 Section 4 Philippine Constitution

Any amendment to, or revision of, this Constitution under Section 1 hereof shall be valid when ratified by a majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite which shall be held not earlier than sixty days nor later than ninety days after the approval of such amendment or revision.

Any amendment under Section 2 hereof shall be valid when ratified by a majority of the votes cast in a plebiscite which shall be held not earlier than sixty days nor later than ninety days after the certification by the Commission on Elections of the sufficiency of the petition.

See also: Article 3 Section 12 Philippine Constitution

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